Pivotal and canonical, this deck defined a new pattern that would be followed up to the present.
Designed by A.E. Waite and Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. England, 1911.
Dark young man, faithful, a lover, an envoy, a postman. Beside a man, he will bear favourable testimony concerning him. A dangerous rival, if followed by the Page of Cups. Has the chief qualities of his suit. He may signify family intelligence.
Anecdotes, announcements, evil news. Also indecision and the instability which accompanies it.
A dark child. A friend. Also represents a message or letter from a near relation.
Young man of family in search of young lady.
Discord in family. Unhappiness between lovers. Illness. Protracted sufferings.
A Good Stranger, Good News, Pleasure, Satisfaction
Ill News, Displeasure, Chagrin, Worry.
A ready-witted young man, clever at his work and ardent in his love
irresponsible and fickle.
signifies jealousy; when it is an unmarried person who inquires of the cards, this jealousy, alas! Is well founded.